William Washburn (architect)

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Revere House, Bowdoin Square, Boston, designed by Washburn, 1847; engraving by S.S. Kilburn

William Washburn (1808–1890) was an architect and city councilor in Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century. He designed Boston's National Theatre (1836), Revere House hotel (1847), Tremont Temple (1853), and Parker House hotel (1854).[1][2] He served on the Boston City Council 1853-1855.[3]

Designed by Washburn[edit]


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  2. ^ Boston Directory. 1851, 1862
  3. ^ Roberts. History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts: 1637-1888, Volume 3. Boston: A. Mudge & Son, 1898
  4. ^ Bostonian Society
  5. ^ American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge, v.10, no.2, June 1836
  6. ^ Catalogue of the valuable private library of the late William H. Whitmore, of Boston, genealogist and historian, and for many years registrar of the city of Boston: Part I, comprising a collection of about 1300 genealogies, part II, historical and miscellaneous books, including a large number of books relating to the local history of Boston ... to be sold by auction Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Nov. 11 to 14, 1902
  7. ^ Twelve missing in Boston fire. New York Times, Jan 16, 1912. p.1.
  8. ^ a b c Bacon's dictionary of Boston. 1886
  9. ^ William Rotch Ware. The Georgian period: a series of measured drawings of colonial work, Part 12. U.P.C. Book company inc., The American architect book dept., 1902
  10. ^ Jane Holtz Kay. Lost Boston. Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2006

Image gallery[edit]

Buildings designed by Washburn